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Accepted name
sesamin methylene transferase
(1) (+)-sesamin + tetrahydrofolate = (+)-demethylpiperitol + 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate;;(2) (+)-demethylpiperitol + tetrahydrofolate = (+)-didemethylpinoresinol + 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate
Other name(s)
sesA (gene name)
Systematic name
(+)-sesamin:tetrahydrofolate N-methylenetransferase
This enzyme was characterized from the bacterium Sinomonas sp. No.22. It catalyses a cleavage of a methylene bridge, followed by the transfer of the methylene group to tetrahydrofolate. The enzyme is also active with (+)-episesamin, (–)-asarinin, (+)-sesaminol, (+)-sesamolin, and piperine.
created 2018